Variable HL8A : Sick for 3 months

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 7975 (8093.1)
Invalid: 7668 (7605)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 293 260 3.2%
2 No 7604 7746 95.7%
8 Dont know 39 41 0.5%
9 Missing 39 45 0.6%
Sysmiss 7668 7605
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

If age 18-59 years
Literal question
Has (name) been very sick for at least 3 months during the past 12 months?
Interviewer instructions
By chronically ill we mean that the person was too sick to perform his/her normal activities at work or at home, such as cooking, cleaning, driving or participating in activities. Also, we are asking whether the person was sick for a substantial amount of time, specifically for 3 months or longer during the previous 12 months. The episodes of illness do not need to be consecutive.
Generated: MAR-03-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit